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Removing Exchange Option In Outlook 2003

A user is using SBS 2003 but they are not using Exchange on SBS...Can I delete the exchange server in outlook 2003 email settings. they are just using POP accounts.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Any reason they are not using Exchange?  It can be difficult to backup mail without it.  You should be able to remove it, but SBS WANTS to be setup a certain way and may add it back on its own.  If that happens, you'll need to at least use the information from this link to change the transport order permanently so that even though Exchange may be there, it does nothing.
http://seanda.blogspot.com/2004/10/having-trouble-trusting-exchange-from.html
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jackm1Author Commented:
Do I remove it from the client?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Yes, from the client.
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jackm1Author Commented:
Thanks
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
You actually can't fully uninstall Exchange from SBS because then you would be unable to upgrade with Service Packs.  Also, if they are using POP3 email, why not have Exchange handle it with the POP3 connector?  This way email can be checked with your Server's Virus Protection and will be backed up locally as well.

Also, do they send email to eachother?  Because those don't go through POP3 normally unless you use the hack from the link above.  

I don't quite understand why folks wouldn't keep it going.

Jeff
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jackm1Author Commented:
If I reinstall exchange will I get rid of these errors; trying do connect to Exchange server, looking for contact database?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Note: I'm not saying you should uninstall exchange, just remove the transport from Outlook.
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